Chantix Lawyer

Quitting smoking can be an extraordinarily difficult feat, especially without medical help. However, there are a number of cessation options available, including the medication Chantix. Manufactured by Pfizer, the prescription drug unfortunately has had a host of problems associated with its use. For many people, the drug that is supposed to make quitting smoking easier, but instead it has caused sudden and extensive physical and psychological problems.

If you have been prescribed the drug and suffered ill effects, you should speak with a Chantix lawyer immediately. In the meantime, however, feel free to use this page as an informational overview on the subject of Chantix and the risks associated with the medication. 

Chantix Side-Effects

A wide range of adverse reactions have been reported with using Chantix, including physical ailments like heart attacks and kidney problems. Many users notice that the medication tends to compound the agitation that usually arises naturally when a smoker attempts to kick the habit. Perhaps even worse are the adverse psychological reactions linked to the drug.

Even patients who use the drug properly and show no prior mental or psychological issues have reported severe psychological side effects while on Chantix. Patients have reported symptoms such as:

  • Depression
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Suicidal thoughts and ideation
  • Suicide

The manufacturer was compelled to place a black box warning — the most severe of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings — on the drug, due to increased risk of suicide and suicidal ideation in 2009, following a number of suicides linked with the drug.

If you or someone you know has experienced serious physical or psychological harm after using Chantix, be sure to record detailed information about the moment when your medical issues began and the scope of any of the adverse reactions you may notice.

While the possible side effects you may experience range from mild to severe, you should document all symptoms in order to fully understand the effects of the drug, and to use this information as evidence in a possible product liability lawsuit.

Your notes should be as meticulous as possible so that a lawyer will be able to build the strongest possible case and establish grounds for your claim. It is also important to note that you must have taken the name brand prescription, not a generic equivalent, in order to have a potentially successful claim.

Contact a Chantix Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one have suffered any of the aforementioned complications, it is important first to immediately seek medical help. Then, consult a knowledgeable lawyer. Lawsuits can be stressful and strenuous, and you have already suffered enough. A Chantix lawyer who has experience in similar cases will help in guiding you through the process of civil litigation and make sure you receive just compensation.  When you call our law firm, we’ll connect you with a dangerous drugs attorney who can assist you with your claim.